Tag Archives: New York City

“Sunset Park” by Paul Auster

What with moving half-way across the country and starting a new job etc., it’s been a while since I’ve read a novel.  I enjoyed this one.  At some level its characters do not feel exactly real to me, but it … Continue reading

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Personal weather report

Number of days spent in the NY area this winter: 12 Number of those days on which I wore my winter coat: 1 Number of those days on which I needed to wear my winter coat: 0 Temperature on Christmas … Continue reading

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Brooklyn-Queens Day

Evidently it has been long enough that the Times does not feel silly running an explainer on Brooklyn-Queens Day.  As it turns out, this is a rare moment when Wikipedia is not helpful: the article was only created after the … Continue reading

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Three true tales of urban grit

 The Atlantic Avenue station has been completely redone; it is now beautiful and completely unrecognizable.  It is now possible to transfer from the R to the F at Jay St., and from the F to the 6 at Broadway-Lafayette. When … Continue reading

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